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Glass Alternatives: Polycarbonate & Acrylic 

Not all commercial glass sheets are created equal. Sometimes, they’re not actually glass, but glass alternatives. 

Members of the thermoplastic family, polycarbonate and acrylic sheets are often used in place of glass products. Designed to offer the clarity of traditional glass without the same fragility, both glass alternatives hold up against blunt impacts. Compared to glass,  polycarbonate sheets are up to 250x stronger, while acrylic sheets are 17x. 

Polycarbonate and acrylic sheets also boast several other key features, including: 

  • Durability
  • Longevity 
  • Workability 


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At New Angle Beveling, we stock the following polycarbonate and acrylic products:

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Applications for Glass Alternatives: Polycarbonate Vs. Acrylic 

While both products are easily used for windows, sneeze guards, and glass separators, polycarbonate and acrylic sheets each have specific applications they’re best suited for:


  • Bulletproof windows
  • Roofing
  • Greenhouses
  • Windshields on outdoor equipment,
  • Windows providing sound dampening and thermal protection


  • Display cases
  • Picture frames
  • Face shields
  • Partitions 
  • Furniture protective coverings
  • Shelving 
  • Select Acrylic/PMMA/Plexiglas for projects that prize clarity over strength.
  • Choose Polycarbonate/PC/Lexan for projects where impact- and weather-resistance are the main objectives.

Polycarbonate and Acrylic Sheets: Using Glass Alternatives for Your Project

Polycarbonate and acrylic sheets couple the performance of traditional glass with enhanced strength and durability.

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